The Workplace Wellness Conference and Awards are an annual gathering of providers, members, speakers, and key note guests promoting a healthier and happier workforce in West Virginia! Throughout a day of presentations and networking the conference aims to bring barriers to health to the forefront of discussion, while brainstorming solutions to decrease and overcome these barriers.
One of the major focuses of our conference is bringing like minds together to find solutions to issues and barriers that workers in our state experience in the workplace. Past speakers have covered topics from mindfulness and mental health, to building strategic plans to create health and wellness at your workplace.
Each year we invite speakers ,partners, and sponsors who help change the narrative in the Mountain State. Through the inclusion of voices from differing backgrounds at the conference, we can recognize barriers to access, equitability, and sustainability to workplace wellness programming no matter the organization size or sector.
The conference also gives Active SWV the opportunity to recognize and award workplaces across the state for their efforts in creating equitable and sustainable workplace wellness initiatives at their workplace! For 2024, award applications will open until August, 2, at 11:59 pm . Applications, FAQ’s, and all information regarding the Workplace Wellness Awards can be found by clicking below!
The Active Southern West Virginia Workplace Wellness Award recognizes and celebrates healthy workplaces that promote employee wellness by implementing Policy, Systems, and Environmental benchmarks.
This Award Program is proudly brought to you by Active Southern West Virginia in partnership with the West Virginia Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease (HPCD).
You may apply for the Workplace Wellness Award if you are a member of Active SWV or a Work@HealthⓇ certified organization.
Application submissions will be accepted at different times throughout the year. Check back for updated information.
Qualifying applicants will receive their award decisions by email after the review process has been completed.
Award recipients will be invited to attend a formal award ceremony during the Annual West Virginia Workplace Wellness Conference and Awards.
Please complete the online application or request a PDF application by mail or email from Workplace Wellness Director, Michael Fisher. You must attach copies of all supporting documents with your application. Michael Fisher [email protected], 116 North Heber Street, Suite B Beckley, WV 25801.
We are excited to highlight this years awardees, as well as those from years past. In order to receive a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award, workplaces must meet a set number of Policy, Systems, and Environmental benchmarks in each level. You can view the different qualification requirements for each award level on this scoring rubric.
Coplin Health, 2021
Colombia Forest Products, 2022
Region 1 Workforce Development, 2022
Healthnet Aeromedical, 2023
Niterra Sparkplugs, 2023
Rupert Elementary School, 2021
Clay Middle School, 2021
WV DMV, 2023
Boone Memorial Hospital, 2021
Boone Memorial Hospital, 2022
Lauren Weatherford, 2023
Katie Burnham, 2023
Reach out to Workplace Wellness Director Michael Fisher to learn more about upcoming Work@health(r) training, capacity building grants, and annual award recognition.